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Italy, Perugia, 1472-1499
MS m.472 fol. 131v

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Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds, wearing short loincloth, His feet on suppedaneum, is affixed with three nails to cross with titulus INRI. At left is Virgin Mary, nimbed, head inclined, wearing black cloak, as Augustinian (?). At right Evangelist John, nimbed, stands with joined hands. Three angels, nimbed, hover, collecting blood from wounds in hands and side of Christ in chalices.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.
In lower margin, two putti, wearing rosaries or beads around necks, holding foliate medallion enclosing escutcheon (a shield argent a cross or surrounded by a cincture vert)
At the beginning of the canon of the Mass, Te igitur.

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